The Sprint Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900 can no safely rooted with tripping the flash binary counter. This procedure will not let your newly purchased Galaxy Note 2 binary flash counter. This root method perfectly works on your device since once the binary flash counter is tripped you are like having into trouble of voiding its warranty from Samsung. XDA highly recognized developer mrRobinson now already came up with a pre-rooted stock firmware for Sprint Galaxy Note 2. It uses the original factory stock L900LPALJ1 firmware and then injected with root image.
Although, chainfire has already built the triangle away for Galaxy note 2 that has been proven to reset the binary flash counter, and other root methods can be easily reset when it tripped the flash counter. But, I still recommend this root method if all you need is to root and not to install in modified ROM.
FAQ About Rooting Galaxy Note2
Does rooting will unlock my Samsung Galaxy Note2 from Sprint?
A: No, your device stay locked from Sprint.
Can I unroot it easily, in-case I needed back to restore my device and looks likely remains untouched.
A: Yes, to revert back to factory stock, you just need to install back the unrooted factory stock firmware. I also added how to unroot guides here.
Does all default apps or bloatwares from Sprint will remove?
A: NO, this is the default firmware, only root system images is inserted to this, so all T-Mobile’s bloatwares are still intact.
Can I still receive OTA Update if my Galaxy Note 2 already rooted?
A: Yes, but you will lose root after the update but it has been verified you can use OTA RootKeeper to retain root through the update process.
How to Root Sprint Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900 4.1.1 L900LPALJ1
Odin flasher – Odin3_v3.07
USB Driver – SGN2 USB Driver (Install it first)
- Make a back up copy of all important files stored from the phone, before you proceed. Although this will not wipe all data stored from your device (just for safety)
- Use PC with Windows OS (Odin will not work on Mac and Linux OSX)
- Make sure to fully recharge your battery
- Use the original supplied USB cable for your Galaxy Note 2.
Disclaimer: Use of this guide is solely at your own risk! Rooting will void the warranty of your device.
Step 1: Run Odin on your PC desktop
Step 2: Boot the Galaxy Note 2 into download mode screen for Odin.
Turn it off, once completely shut down hold down the ‘HOME’ + ‘VOLUME DOWN’ buttons and press the ‘POWER’ button for about 2 seconds until a WARNING! Screen appears. Press the ‘VOLUME UP’ button to continue or enter Download Mode. It will then display an – Android Robot and says ” Downloading.. DO not turn off target”
Step 3: Connect the phone to PC via USB. Then make sure you can see as phone “Added” in Odin log box or a highlighted (blue color) COM:ID, once the device is detected or recognize with Odin.
Step 4: In Odin window, DO Not tick ‘RE-Partition’ only Tick ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F. Reset Time’ and nothing else.
Step 5: Now load the rooted stock image.
Click odin’s PDA button then select the
Step 6: Click on “Start” to begin flashing.
Step 7: Wait until the flashing finishes, DO NOT remove nor touch anything unless it completely finishes.
Step 8: Remove the phone from PC once rebooted.
That’s all! You may then confirmed if your Sprint Galaxy Note 2 successfully rooted by installing 3rd-party apps that requires root.